Hundreds of thousands of fish die en mass in Australia

Hundreds of thousands of fish died in outback Australia, with the government blaming the mass death on a toxic algae bloom caused by changing weather conditions.

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries said that a sudden cooling of the temperature over the weekend killed a pre-existing algae bloom in the area, resulting in the decomposing algae draining oxygen from the river and killing the fish.

Miles away in Queensland, highly venomous jellyfish have stung more than three thousand people on Australia's northeastern shores in just a few days, authorities said Monday, forcing the closure of several beaches.